Kellogg's Breakfast Tomato
- Large orange beefsteak fruits grow to 1-2 pounds
- Rich flavor with good acid to sugar balance
- Very productive
- Indeterminate - Fruit ripens throughout the season
- 80-90 days from transplant
Originally from West Virginia. Named by SSE member Darrell Kellogg of Redford, Michigan who received it from a friend. Large orange beefsteak fruits weigh 1-2 pounds. Delicious rich flavor with a good acid/sugar balance. Very productive. Indeterminate, 80-90 days from transplant.
Learn to Grow Kellogg's Breakfast Tomato
Start Indoors: 6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 7-14 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24-36” Apart
Support: Cage, stake, or trellis
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun.
Ratings & Reviews
Best of the best!
Yellow tomatoes do better and taste better than most here in the CA cool night scorching days country. This was the best yellow I've ever grown, fantastic flavor, perfect acid/sweet balance for our taste (we don't like the bland tomatoes like the paste tomatoes), produced over a range of temperatures, just the right size -- not huge, big enough to slice nicely.
Caveat: last year was the first year I grew this tomato. But it out-flavored our longtime favorite Hillbilly Potato Leaf and was as good as Brandywine, though different. Way better than Dr. Wyche's yellow. I've probably tried 50 varieties of tomato over the years and reduced my collection to the above and a few more smaller or special-purpose kinds. Well worth a try if you have a difficult (wide spread between day & night temps, days too hot for blossoms to pollinate) climate. As are the other favorites above.
Heirloom Taste Test Winner
A large gold colored tomato that I have grown for over 30 years. Very productive and has really good tomato flavor.
3rd year growing Kellogg's without a lot of success but I liked the color and flavor, but this year - oh boy! The long wet summer and high humidity drove many varieties to failure but these guys did their best! Large fruits still growing end of August!
A disappointing but fun variety
by Karl in Seattle
My Kellogg's were reliably huge - but they were so big that each fruit would never ripen at the same rate. Nearly every tomato was giant but would would have spots that would be overripe to the point of mush, or underripe with the wrong flavor.